Three Glen Burnie residents arrested on drug charges during raid at hotel

February 25, 2000|By Laura Barnhardt | Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF

Three Glen Burnie residents were awakened by a party of police officers early yesterday in their hotel room near Baltimore-Washington International Airport, in a raid that turned up nearly 5 pounds of marijuana, authorities said.

Police said the marijuana -- stashed in five plastic bags -- had a street value of $21,000. Also seized in the raid, conducted at 3 a.m., were $1,520 in cash and a rolled marijuana cigarette, said Officer Charles Ravenell, a county police spokesman.

Arrested at the unnamed hotel on Elkridge Landing Road were Raymond Edward Smith, 26, and William Edward Dull, 24, who share an address in the 500 block of Dogwood Drive; and Laura Canda Hizon, 23, of the first block of Greenwood Ave. All were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Smith was convicted in 1993 on drug and assault charges, and Dull on a weapon offense in 1997, according to court records.

Ravenell said the police department's narcotics squad has been targeting drug activity in hotels near the airport, with cooperation from hotel management.

Officers identified the hotel room in yesterday's raid through sources as part of drug investigations, Ravenell said.

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